I mean that Shaw includes more HD channels in their HD offering, without breaking them into smaller "packages" like MTS has done. MTS used to pride themselves on the fact that you could choose your channels more easily and that it was cheaper than having to get channels you didn't want. Now it seems they've continued that... but are going to charge us quite a bit for that sort of choice.So Mozza, when you say Shaw offers more free channels, I'm guessing it doesn't necessarily mean cheaper, eh?
Truth be told I like Fireplace TV and hope that MTS will offer it in HD again this year.And don't forget their Fireplace TV! Anyway, Shaw does not offer more free HD than MTS. In fact the only channels on Shaw's HD Basic package are the US networks, US timeshifts, CBC Toronto, and The Frame. MTS Free HD package includes CBC, SRC, CBC NN, WGN, APTN, Showcase, National Geographic, CNN, Big Ten Network, A&E, The Score, and Speed, almost all of these are on Shaw's HD Plus package which costs extra money. Technically MTS has more channel than Shaw does for free HD, unless of course you count Turkey TV/Pumpkin TV/Fireplace TV as an actual channel. Technically MTS has more HD channels than Shaw period, unless you want to get into counting all the HD ppv/sports channels that MTS doesn't have yet.
Galaxie will introduce three holiday music channels starting December 1st 2009 until January 4th 2010.
The Traditional Holidays channel will replace Kids' Stuff, Franco Fêtes will replace Mousse Musique, and Smooth Jazz Christmas will be full time instrumental holiday music on the Smooth Jazz channel.
These non-stop, commercial-free holiday music channels are always a big hit with our listeners. We are pleased to offer them to you again this year.
Best wishes to all for the holiday season!